Subject: KMP: Indonesia to hold in December tribunal on alleged Timor rights violations

BBC Worldwide Monitoring

September 17, 2001

Source: Kompas Cyber Media web site, Jakarta, in Indonesian 17 Sep 01

Indonesia to hold tribunal in December on alleged East Timor rights violations

Jakarta: An ad hoc tribunal for alleged human rights violations in East Timor following the 1999 referendum will take place in December 2001. This tribunal will not be taking place because of international pressure but because requirements have been fulfilled by national courts. Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Djoko Soegianto made this statement to reporters after a meeting led by Coordinating Minister for Political and Defence Issues Soesilo Bambang Yudhoyono at his office on Saturday afternoon (15 September)...

Djoko Soegianto said the meeting was a follow-up of talks between Komnas HAM and President Megawati Soekarnoputri several days ago on the issues of an ad hoc tribunal and the murder of three UNHCR UN High Commissioner for Refugees workers in Atambua on 6 September 2000. "God willing the tribunal will take place in December, at least on the East Timor case," he said...

On Saturday (15 September) the East Timor cases were ready to be tried in December 2001 but the Tanjung Priok cases were not. "With East Timor the list of suspects has already been passed on to the high-ranking officers but it is still unclear at what stage the Attorney-General's Office is up to on the TanjungPriok case," he added...

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